Use of Student Learning Evidence
This component represents the extent to which evidence of student learning is used to identify areas where changes in policies and practices may lead to improvement, inform institutional decision-making, problem identification, planning, goal setting, faculty development, course revision, program review, and accountability or accreditation self-study.
Assessment in Action
At Missouri State University, faculty and staff research and write about assessment of student learning. To learn more, click on the links in the slideshow below.
Assessment of Student Learning Grants—Final Reports
Assessment of Student Learning Grants are intended for faculty who design assessment projects in their courses, programs, departments, or colleges. Instructors used the funds to offer an opportunity for learning and reflection on the three pillars of public affairs. Below are final reports from faculty indicating the learning outcomes and results following the grants.
Communication Sciences and Disorders/CHHS
|"Language in Art: Facilitating Expression and Social Participation Through Visual Mediums"||Spring 2018|
|Dr. Elizaneth Walker and Dr. Sarah Lancaster||Agriculture/COA||Spring 2018|
|Dr. La Toya Kissoon-Charles||Biology/CNAS||Spring 2018|
|Dr. Abdullah Jamos||Communication Sciences and Disorders/CHHS||Fall 2017|
|Kim Roam||Childhood Ed and Family Studies/COE||"Focus Groups for Program Improvement"
|"Focus Groups for Improvement"||Fall 2017|
|Debra Price||Childhood Ed and Family Studies/COE||"Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Board"||Fall 2017|
|Dr. Ethan Amidon||Criminology/CHPA||"The Development of Assessment Tools for CRM 210: Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System"||Summer 2017|
|Tracy Dalton||English/COAL||"ENG 321: Assessing Multi-Section Courses and Proposal Assignments"||Summer 2017|
|Alex Johnson||Citizenship and Service Learning/SDPA||"Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Campus Immersion Experiences"||Summer 2017|
|Dr. Rhonda Stanton||English/COAL||Summer 2017|
|Dr. Cathy Van Landuyt||Computer Information Systems/COB||"CIS 200: Assessment, Alignment, and Improvement Project"||Summer 2017|
|Dr. Marc Willey||Occupational Therapy/CHHS||"Embedding the Public Affairs Mission in the Occupational Therapy Curriculum"||Summer 2017|
|Dr. Kelly Wood||First-Year Programs/COAL||"Comparing Student Learning in Face-to-Face and Online Communication Programs"||Summer 2017|
|Dr. Cynthia Green Libby||Music/COAL||"MUS 239 World Music Class to attend Ethnic Music Concert at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts"||2016|
|Deborah Cron||Communication Sciences and Disorders/CHHS||"Using the power of social influence and impact of entertainment to provide a broader cultural awareness and increase empathy in students of Communication Sciences and Disorders"||2016|
|Dr. Rhonda Stanton||English/COAL||"Making the Connections: Technical Writing and Public Affairs"||Spring 2016|
|Dr. James Baumlin||English/COAL||"America Then and Now: Essays, Memiors, and Anecdotes of Life from 1964-Present"||
|Jennifer Kerr||Communication Sciences and Disorders/CHHS||"Social Communication Activities in Communication/Science Disorders Courses That Support the Public Affairs Mission"||Spring 2016|
|Lori Rogers||English/COAL||"ENG 222 Social Activist Writing Presentation and Reception"||Spring 2016|
Publications on Student Learning
From authors Stephanie Hein & Carl Rigel:
- Hein, S. G., & Riegel, C. D. (2011). A systematic model for program evaluation and curricular transformation: A tale from the trenches. International CHRIE Conference-Refereed Track. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.umass.edu/refereed/ICHRIE_2011/Friday/11
- Hein, S. G., & Riegel, C. D. (2011). Hospitality industry professionals’ perceptions of the importance of content areas in the finance and accounting curriculum. Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, 19(2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.umass.edu/jhfm/vol19/iss2/2
- Hein, S. G., & Riegel, C. D. (2012). Human resource and organizational management content in the hospitality curriculum: How the professionals view it. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, 11, 165-181. doi:10.1080/15332845.2012.648897